Fine Gael in Longford happy to direct canvassers to Maria Walsh

The Fine Gael Director of Elections in Longford says he is happy to direct canvassers to seek support for Maria Walsh in the European Election ballot.

Party headquarters this week decided that counties Longford and Westmeath would be reallocated from sitting MEP Mairead McGuiness and given to the former Rose of Tralee as canvass areas.

It’s understood internal party polling has shown increasing support and momenturm building for the Ms Walsh, the partys is looking at the prospect of taking a second seat in the consituency.

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Director of Elections Sean Farrell says while he understands many members will have long standing loyalty to Mairead McGuinness he’s asking them to trust the partys decision.